Composer Showcase

Gopalakrishna Bharathi

A feature on the life and works of the composer who used devotional as well as social themes in his compositions.

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Gopalakrishna Bharathi

A feature on the life and works of the composer who used devotional as well as social themes in his compositions.

Gopalakrishna Bharathi was a scholar who learnt Vedas from Govinda Yati. He also learnt Hindustani music. He has composed many kritis, but his greatest contribution is the opera Nandanar Charitram. The story is built around Nandanar , the Saivite saint. Bharati’s poetic genius, his expertise in portraying the various characters and his command over music makes the work a masterpiece. He has incorporated several Marathi musical forms like Ovi, Dindi, and Abhang in his compositions.

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